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Church of St Mark, Swindon

Description: Church of St Mark

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 318712

OS Grid Reference: SU1434484736
OS Grid Coordinates: 414344, 184736
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5613, -1.7945

Location: Church Place, Swindon SN1 5ED

Locality: Swindon
County: Swindon
Country: England
Postcode: SN1 5ED

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Listing Text

(north side)
5/52 Church of St. Mark

Anglican parish church of New Swindon. 1843-5, by Scott and
Moffatt. Rock-faced snecked limestone, C20 grey tile roofs with
lead to aisles. Nave and aisles, south porch and opposite north
steeple. Chancel with south chapel and north vestry, latter of
1897 by Temple Moore. Decorated style and Tractarian. 5-bay nave
with large 5-light Curvilinear west window and door below within 3
orders, now glazed. Two pointed segmental-headed clerestory
windows between flat gabled buttresses, and fleuron decorated
hollow moulding over. Aisles have 2-light windows of varying
tracery between buttresses. South aisle chapel 3-bay with door in
west bay and elaborate 2-light traceried windows. 3-light east
window to chancel of 1897, with continuous string and angle
buttresses. North chancel vestry with grotesque rain-water heads.
4 stage tower also with angle buttresses, and 2-light louvred bell
openings. 140ft crocketed spire with base lucarnes and north door,
detail as west door. Porch early C14 style triple keeling chafts
and open timber roof.
Interior: West bay C20 conversion to hall under organ. Quatrefoil
piers with arcade of 2 chamfered orders. Open hammer-beam roof on
carved corbels. 3-bay chancel moulded arcade on keeled columns and
circular abaci. Wagon roof of 4 bays on coved wall plates with
corbel brackets. Pulpit octagonal. Font with suspended oak cover
spire. Glass: West window of 1843-5. South chapel east window,
Mary and Child, 1894 by Kempe, also Kempe aisle window. Toledo
coffer, highly carved, on arcaded base dated 1543.

Listing NGR: SU1434484736

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Source: English Heritage

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